[StBernard] Deputies say man wanted to kill and eat duck he stole from Chalmette park
westley at da-parish.com
Tue Jun 29 23:54:11 EDT 2010
Deputies say man wanted to kill and eat duck he stole from Chalmette park
Posted on June 29, 2010 at 7:54 PM
CHALMETTE, La. - A man who deputies said stole a duck from Torres Park in
Chalmette had taken it home with plans to kill it and eat it, according to
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Steve Cannizaro.
Ashmeer Tahir, 38, was booked with theft of an animal on Monday after
witnesses told police they saw him take a duck from the park and put it in
Cannizaro said deputies found the van at Tahir's home and questioned him
about being at the park and taking a duck.
Cannizaro said Tahir admitted to doing both with the intention to kill and
eat the bird.
The duck was found - alive, inside of the van, in a bucket on the floor of
According to Cannizaro, Tahir aid he had been told by a 'wildlife person'
that it was okay to remove the duck from the park.
The duck was returned to Torres Park and set free.
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